Rare Revolutionary War Pay Dated 1777 To A Woman For Taking In A Sick Soldier
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Rare Revolutionary War Pay Dated 1777 To A Woman For Taking In A Sick Soldier:
This is a rare original (NOT A COPY) Revolutionary war document dated January 31, 1777. It is hand written in dark brown ink on hand made laid paper. it measures 7 5/8 X 4 3/4 inches and is signed byfour patriots. A fantastic, beautifully written document in the hand of Colonel Thomas Seymour. Ready for framing. The people who signed this document wore many hats in the great cause for freedom.
Sir, Please to pay Abigail Chadwick the sum of four pounds three shillings for the expense of a sick soldier at her house by order of selectmen as per account and charge the state. January 31st, 1777.
To John Lawrence Esquire.
Colonel Thomas Seymour (1735-1829) was a graduate of Yale. He served as a Captain in 1773, promoted to Lt Colonel in 1774, and in 1776 led 3 regiments of calvalry to aid the Continental Army in New York. He also served on the Committee of the Pay Table. (signs on the front in this capacity).
EzekialWilliams (1729-1818) served throughout the war as commissary of prisoners and was a Captain in the Continental Army. He was instramental in many prisoner exchanges with the enemy which in turn saved many lives of American soldiers. He signs this document twice as Sheriff of Hartford County.
Elisha Pitkin- was a graduate from Yale, a Major Commandant of Artillery in the Revolutionary War, and manufactured gunpowder. Rochambeau (Commander of the French army during the Revolution) stayed with Pitkin at his home while headquarted in Hartford. He signs the reverse of this document in his capacity as auditor.
Abigail Chadwick care taker of the sick soldier signs on the reverse of this document with an X, as she could not write.
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